According to the global network, Meng Wanzhou is still trapped in Canada to this day, but with more evidence disclosed, the role of the United States in the case is becoming more and more clear. The US side claims that the evidence of Meng Wanzhou’s so-called “fraud crime” is conclusive. However, the authenticity of the evidence of the US side is once again in doubt due to an interview video recently exposed.
earlier, Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer team also said that the US side deliberately concealed and omitted key information in the process of submitting evidence, and the extradition procedure in this case has been “poisoned”.
in response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin stressed that this was a “serious political incident”. He reminded the Canadian government that “Canada is actually being used by the US side to extract chestnut from the fire”.
according to a video released by China Global Television Network on July 26, a person familiar with the matter disclosed that the meeting between Meng Wanzhou and senior executives of HSBC in August 2013 was actually invited by HSBC, but the bank did not send formal e-mail to Huawei according to the normal process. This is completely contrary to the US side’s previous statement about Huawei’s invitation to meet.
in addition, another detail of the meeting also attracted people’s attention. The meeting place of the two multinational executives was not in any of the official offices of HSBC, but in an unknown restaurant. Edward Leiman, a US lawyer, questioned that it was a bit absurd.
it is reported that Meng Wanzhou explained Huawei’s related business in Iran to HSBC through a slide presentation at that meeting. Afterwards, the English version of the presentation was handed over to HSBC for preservation. This is the key evidence that HSBC submitted to the United States in 2017 to prove Meng Wanzhou’s so-called “crime”.
Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer pointed out that the evidence provided by the US side omitted some important information, including the fact that HSBC was aware of Huawei’s business in Iran, so it was not ruled out that HSBC might frame Huawei.
it is reported that in 2012, HSBC was sued by the US Department of justice for money laundering, and HSBC was fined $1.9 billion, but both sides signed an agreement on extension of prosecution for a period of five years.
judging from this timeline, Meng Wanzhou’s arrest has a lot of doubts, even full of conspiracy, which is obviously no longer a simple “judicial case”.
Professor Zhu Wenqi, a Chinese expert, believes that there may be a “plea bargain” between the US and HSBC, that is, HSBC provides some “evidence” to the US in exchange for the us to “release water” from it in other aspects.